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Appointed conductor of the Stuttgart Opera, Maestro Christopher Schumann impresses with his fluid and expressive direction which highlights his great musicality and confidence.


Upcoming engagements in 2023-24 include: Bizet's Carmen, Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel, Baticci's Icarro and Schwab's Der Räuber Hotzenplotz at the Stuttgart Opera.


Since the 2022/23 season he has been second conductor at the Stuttgart State Opera and has taken over as musical director of Der Räuber Hotzenplotz. In January 2023, he conducted the Mozart Opera Gala at the Forum am Schlosspark Ludwigsburg with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and a renowned solo quartet.


Christopher Schumann, pianist and conductor, studied conducting and accompaniment in Dresden and Milan and graduated with honors. After his first engagement as director of studies and conductor at the Theater Hof, he was hired at the Stuttgart State Opera in 2016. He worked there with conductors such as Marek Janowski, Hartmut Haenchen, Cornelius Meister, Titus Engel and Sylvain Cambreling.


He has conducted orchestras such as the MDR Symphony Orchestra, the Sinfonica di Milano Orchestra and the Budapest Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, where he became a semi-finalist in the Antal Dorati Conducting Competition in September 2021. As as a pianist, he is a sought-after partner in chamber music formats with the musicians of the Stuttgart State Orchestra and in singing concerts with the soloists of the Stuttgart State Opera.


Since his debut in 2018 with The Love of Three Oranges, in a production by Axel Ranisch, Christopher Schumann has regularly conducted at the Stuttgart State Opera, including La Bohème (Andrea Moses) and a premiere of the chamber opera L 'Antigone-Tribunal by Léopold Queue. In 2020/21 he conducted a few performances of Enchanted World alongside Dennis Russell Davies at the Stuttgart State Opera. In 2021/22, he will take over the musical direction of interpretations of the Hansel and Gretel repertoire.



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